Catalyzing digital innovations for

Financial Inclusion

to empower the poor

Catalyzing digital innovations for

Financial Inclusion

to empower the poor

Catalyzing digital innovations for

Financial Inclusion

to empower the poor

Innovation challenges

Our innovation challenges support individuals and companies in tackling some of the most urgent obstacles to financial inclusion. We issue problem statements for challenges throughout Asia, Africa, and the Pacific.

Applicants with a solution for addressing one of our problem statements are invited to apply. Accepted applicants will enjoy financial and technical support to maximize their solution's impact.

Financial Innovation Lab in Malaysia is in collaboration with UNCDF, Bank Negara Malaysia and MDEC.

The funding partner is MetLife Foundation.

Who we are

The Financial Innovation Lab is a community of practice energized by its mission to achieve digital financial inclusion for the elimination of poverty worldwide. We aim to increase the accessibility of digital financial services and products for low- and middle-income people in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific by sharing knowledge and providing resources to develop impactful solutions.

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What do we offer?

As part of the Digital Finance Innovation Hub Malaysia, the United Nations Capital Development Fund, Bank Negara Malaysia, and the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation is creating a platform for inclusive innovation. The Hub is funded by MetLife as a part of the i3 Program. With a focus on the low-income segment of the population, the Hub will stimulate the development of new businesses and test new ideas, collaborate to create a community of best practices, and drive cross-border business linkages across global markets in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific. It will make the Malaysian ecosystem more inclusive, as well as, further champion the inclusion agenda in the ASEAN region.

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